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Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Resources for Juvenile Justice

Street Law, Inc. has a long and fruitful track record of partnering with juvenile justice professionals to serve court-involved youth. Across the nation correctional educators, youth workers, probation officers, and clinical staff attest to the benefits of our training and curricula. Street Law’s programs give young people essential legal knowledge, while helping them expand their cognitive skills, foster self-reliance, and inspiring them to be positive resources within their communities. Our programs have been effective in detention, diversion, correctional, and alternative schools, as well as in probation, after-care, re-entry, and other community settings.

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Youth in Transition

Second edition, 2006 (PDFs on a flash drive) Details

Books Not Bars DVD

2003 (DVD, 23 minutes, 6 .pdf lesson plans) Details


Youth in Transition

Teams of volunteers from law firms and corporations teach young people about law and the legal system and develop in them the skills to use that knowledge to successfully transition into adulthood.  The program targets underserved youth populations—including those in foster care, the juvenile justice system, or homeless/runaway programs.... Read more

Save Our Streets

Our Save Our Streets (SOS) program began in 1995 to promote diversion and to teach young people about the laws and public policies related to weapons and weapons offenses; how to safely resolve conflict without the use of weapons; and how to access community resources and work effectively with lawyers... Read more

Juvenile Justice

Street Law's juvenile justice program provides practical assistance to people teaching about law and public policy to students in the juvenile justice system. The manual is also a valuable supplement to existing law-related education, citizenship, or civics programs. Read more

  • Customized Trainings for Professionals Working with At-Risk Youth
    Street Law can design and conduct training seminars for professionals working with at-risk youth.  We frequently provide a two-day training workshop for up to 20 personnel who will teach the Street Law lessons to students or clients.  This workshop will include all materials and a Street Law manual for each participant.  

  • Community Works
    Street Law can design custom training and provide technical assistance to juvenile justice professionals interested in creating law-related violence and crime prevention programming.

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Customized Curriculum Development

As a juvenile justice professionals, you may have specific needs that existing curricula does not meet.  Street Law staff can work with your facility/organization to develop law-related education curricula to suit the needs of a your program. 


To contract with Street Law to create a training/professional development event or develop a customized curriculum, please contact Deborah Foster.